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Things 42 – 45

Last night was beading night and I did some Thing catch-up, getting four done in one night. I’m sewing a Minoru jacket, and it’s messing up my one-Thing-per-day schedule. Beading gives me buffer.

I started with a pair of earrings, using silver ear wires from my overstuffed supplies box. I paired the big white glass beads I bought in Prague last summer with Swarovski pearls for some shine and dangled a Czech glass bead from the end for a shot of colour.

 

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A bracelet to match makes a bright set for spring.

 

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Next I ransacked my Swarovoski crystals for necklace inspiration. I have handfuls of random leftovers from previous projects so a necklace like this is good housecleaning. All the pearls and crystals are Swarovski, and the clasp is a sterling silver magnetic clasp.

 

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Finally, I wanted to make something a bit longer, fun for the summer, and maybe just a bit flashy 🙂

I pulled together all the gold Swarovski and some shiny bead caps and kept stringing until I ran out. That happened a little sooner than I hoped, but it’s still nice and drapey. And flashy.

 

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We have a beading sale in a couple of weeks (part of a craft fair) and these will be added to the table.

When I put them together like this, they kind of all look the same. All those Swarovski pearls…

 

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Cost of these Things: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €21.79

 

 

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